This privacy police explains what data we collect, why we collect it and how we protect your data. Please read our policy and don’t hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions regarding this policy.
What personal data do we collect?
We collect as little data as possible. However, in order to make this website work properly or to be able to get in touch, sometimes we do need to collect data. This may contain personal data. Below, you can read what data we collect and how we deal with your data.
Visitors leaving their comments on the website agree that we collect data as shown in the comments form. We also collect the visitor’s IP-address and browser user agent string. This helps us to detect potential spam.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to verify if you are using it. After your comment is approved, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Please avoid uploading any images that include embedded location data (EXIF or GPS) to the website. Doing so, could enable other visitors to download and extract this location data from your images.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
With whom do we share your data?
How long do we retain your data?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site, or left a comment, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where do we send your data?
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.